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Equality’s Job

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Equality’s job
America is beginning to turn into a society of liars. The book is Anthem by Ayn Rand. The plot of the book circles around the main character Equality 7-2521. He decides to run away with a few other fugitives and escape into the wilderness away from the brain washed society he lives in. I think the theme is you should be able to think for your self and be individual. The cause I believe Equality was elected to be a street sweeper and not a higher ranking job in society I believe is because he was too intelligent. (1)Because the society was holding a huge terrifying secret they did not want to lose, (2) Equality constantly was seeking answers for more knowledge, and (3) Equality was different from the rest of the people in the different in the society.

The society is built up and supported with lies and secrets. If the secrets in the society were let out then the people would be mentally free and the society would fall apart. The society places people of 40 and older into the home of the useless. Yet Equality says, “Their hair was white and their faces were cracked.” (26)The quote clearly explains that the people were well over 40. If the society places all people 40 and older in the Home of the Useless and the Council members are old and cracked then not all people go. (71-72) Equality showed the council his light box, but most of the council was fear stricken. Collective 0-0009 acted as thought he had seen it before and approached Equality. The society is taught every one is equal, but yet Fraternity 9-3452 said, “How dared you, gutter cleaner.” The Council lies a lot to the citizens the society is built of off lies.

Equality is an intelligent man and seeks answers to all his questions. Equality can pick up and gain knowledge quickly that would make him too large of a risk for the council to take in a higher job. (21) Equality said, “This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick.” (23) Equality said, “We wished to...

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